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Originally posted by Rubic0n
Originally posted by Gu1tarJohn
Every time I see one of these where someone supposedly gets arrested ONLY for something trivial, I have to ask the question: "What's the whole story?". There is pretty much always some descent reason for the arrest, such as being defiant and becoming belligerent. I bet that if he had (as others have said) let the cop smell the drink so he knew it was legit and not raised hell, there would be no headline/story...
Do you let strange men who walk up to you in plain cloth look in your stuff just because they claim to be a cop ?
That could actually be the new trick to rob people seeing as apparently ,reading comments like these ^ a lot of you would.
edit on 3-5-2013 by Rubic0n because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by applesthateatpeople
You think he has a rap sheet?
Because he's black?
That cop had no reason to harass that man.
Originally posted by Jaellma
It's really amazing the number of people on here who believes the "cop" was in the right to harass and arrest the civilian. The cop was clearly in the wrong AND no, people, this was not staged or fake in any way.
Black people face this sort of treatment every day in the USA by all cops, regardless if the cops are black, white, brown or otherwise. It's just a lack of respect towards a certain group of people, which is very sad. I recall a time as a teenager walking home around midnight from work (McDonalds) and having the cops almost execute me. They shone a flashlight in my face from a distance and said they were going to "shoot my black ass" if I didn't raise my hands and stop walking. Even though I had on my McDonalds uniform they claimed someone had robbed a local 7-Eleven store and they were looking for the perpetrator. Needless to say, my mom and I filed charges against the officers the following day.
I have dozens of horror stories about cops involving family, friends, acquaintances, etc but the fact of the matter is blacks are disproportionately targeted by cops for just about any reason in the USA.